all over chronilogical age of 2, children begin showing desire for learning alphabet letters. Although some kids learn letters very quickly, others need more repetition and time to learn letters. Today I’m going to reveal to you a few of my favorite approaches to teach the alphabet to little ones.
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Here’s what a preschooler should know before kindergarten:
- Recite/sing the alphabet
- Identify uppercase letters
- Identify letters that are lowercase
- Match letters that are uppercase lowercase letters
- Identify the sounds each letter makes
- Traces letters
- Write some alphabet letters
1. Sing Songs
Singing the alphabet song to your son or daughter introduces the letters in their mind in a way that is fun. Start singing to them as a baby and them start singing along (which they probably will do naturally!) as they get older, have. My kids LOVE this CD by Discovery Toys that has a song about alphabet letters as well as the sounds they make. It certainly helped my kiddos learn their letters along with the sounds.
2. Read Alphabet Books
Read all sorts of alphabet books to your kids, even starting as babies. The repetition will truly help your youngster learn the alphabet at a age that is young. When my oldest was born, I became surprised at how many alphabet books we had been administered as gifts. We loved reading them all because they were distinct from one another. I found that around 1 . 5 years both my kids really started enjoyed reading alphabet books. Here are a few of our alphabet books:
Check out of your favorite alphabet books.
3. Sandpaper Letters
Using sandpaper letters is a great way to introduce letters to children. My favorite ones are Didax Sandpaper Tracing Letters or School Supply Tactile Letters Kit . [Read more…]